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Classical, Orchestral, Chamber Music, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Electronic
18 Musicians - Rare Performance by Emerald City Music
Emerald City Music is Olympia’s home for top-flight chamber music performances. Now in its third season, the series brings over 45 classical soloists and chamber musicians to Olympia from every corner of the globe. American composer Steve Reich is hailed for his work as a pioneer of the minimalist music movement. This monumental performance – a single concert-length work – features Reich’s rarely staged Music for Eighteen Musicians. For this momentous occasion, a cast of vocalists, percussionists, pianists, and chamber musicians gather from around the globe in the Pacific Northwest. The work is only performed in the United States every few years; do not miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the crowning compositional achievements of the 21st Century.
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Musical
The 1940's Radio Hour at Harlequin Productions
The time: Monday, December 21, 1941. The place: The studios of WOV, a New York City radio station in the Hotel Astor. Immerse yourself in the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy.” A harassed producer copes with his drunk lead singer, the delivery boy wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet-playing sound effects man must choose between a fighter plane and Glenn Miller. November 29-December 31, 2018. Thurs-Sat at 8pm. Sunday at 2pm. Christmas Eve at 2pm. New Year’s Eve at 7pm.
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Community Event, Conference, Seminar, Class/Workshop
1st Annual Expand the Response Conference
Victim Support Services of Snohomish County is proud to present the 1st Annual Expand the Response Conference. Come network with and learn from professionals at the top of their fields. Connecting criminal justice, law enforcement, advocacy, social service and mental health professionals who respond to general crime victims. Topics include: mass violence response, identity theft and fraud prevention, working with families of homicide, stalking from a victim’s perspective, active shooter response in schools and working with foreign national victims of trafficking. Join us in learning how to more effectively assist crime victims. Our featured presenter is Captain Christoper Vanghele of the Newtown Police Department who will address Mass Violence Preparation and Response. Early bird registration price of $245 ends August 31st. Standard Registration fee of $299 begins September 1, 2018. To register go to http://victimsupportservices.org/events/expand-the-response/, or call Julie Thomas at 425-252-6081.
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Holiday
2019 Slammin' Jammin' New Year's Eve Hotel Party
Bring in the New Year with latest in R&B, Old School, Hip Hop, and Jazz. 21 & Over. Hotel Suites (2 Spacious Rooms), Buffet Dinner, Party, and Breakfast packages available. Extra 3 Hours for Hotel Check Out. RSVP Today. Hotel Suites are Selling Fast. Early Bird Special - Save $50. See website for more details. Hotel Check-In 3:00 PM; Checkout 3:00 PM. Dinner 7:00 PM. Party 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Breakfast 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
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Animals, Benefit/Fundraiser
2019 Whiskers Wine & Dine Fundraising Gala
The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center will host their 2019 Whiskers Wine & Dine gala, which will be held Saturday, March 9th at the McGavick Conference Center on the Clover Park Technical College campus. The Northwest Spay and Neuter Center is located in Tacoma and serves dogs and cats throughout the South Sound. The organization provides high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services. To accommodate those with limited transportation, they offer a shuttle service to provide easy and affordable access. Their 2018 event raised nearly $150,000 to help offset the cost for spay and neuter services for our Pierce County pets, preventing overpopulation and minimizing animal euthanasia. This year’s fundraising goal has been set at $250,000, and event planning efforts have been expanded significantly. Whiskers Wine & Dine’s new brand and targeted marketing approach takes the event to a new level. The event website offers easy access to tickets, and sponsorships, as well as information on the event’s generous sponsors. Comcast, Express Employment Professionals, Laura Fox with Kidder Mathews, Physicians Compliance Connection, Redfin and HomeAdvisor have already secured their sponsorship for the 2019 event. The event is actively seeking a variety of donations for the live and silent auctions. Past items have ranged from vacation packages to spa baskets. The event itself will include wine and beer tastings, curated luxury auction items, a plated gourmet meal, and interactive activities for every price point.
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Children, Community Event, Holiday, For the Family
23rd Annual Model Train Festival
History and holiday magic unite at the Washington State History Museum during the 23rd Annual Model Train Festival in December. Bring your family, friends, and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest, including the largest permanent model train layout in Washington! New this year: find train related artifacts in the Great Hall. The 2018 Model Train Festival is made possible in part by the Port of Tacoma. Take a free photo with Santa Claus! The jolly gentleman will be here to visit with children on December 21, 22 and 23 from 11:00 AM–3:00 PM. We’ll capture this special moment on an iPad and the pictures will be instantly e-mailed to you. Let the magical holiday memories commence. December 23 is also Teen Tix day. Show your Teen Tix card and get in for just $5.00.
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Community Event
25 Years of Seattle Poetics Lab
Learn the unique history of Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) with an evening celebration including renowned guest speakers and poetry readings at the Museum. SPLAB was founded by poet Paul Nelson right here in Auburn on December 14, 1993. Nelson hosted hundreds of radio interviews with local, regional and national poets while working to promote Cascadian poetry culture. Free event, but space is limited. Click HERE to RSVP.
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Rock
38 Special
After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," "Second Chance," and more - timeless hits that remain radio staples.
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Holiday,Special Event,Alternative,Rock
7th Annual Artist Home New Year's Eve Celebration
The Artist Home New Year's Eve Celebration is an evening featuring Seattle's favorite local artists rotating on and off the stage singing cover songs perfectly suited for the holiday. Features members of: Naked Giants, Hobosexual, Smokey Brights,The Black Tones, Acid Tongue and more.
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Nature,Community Event,For the Family,Holiday,Sculpture
A Bonsai Solstice
On December 16, bundle up, take in the outdoors and enjoy the serenity of bonsai illuminated by the soft glow of holiday lights at our 5th annual 'A Bonsai Solstice.' This event is the only time all year that we open the collection to the public at night. BYOF (Bring-Your-Own-Flashlight) to explore the bonsai by night. Sip a cup of hot cocoa or coffee compliments of Caffe d’Arte and enjoy a sweet or savory crepe from Crisp Creperie Food Truck. Live acoustic music will fill the woods with soft sounds and add to the magical atmosphere. A pop-up Night Market will sell nature- and bonsai-themed gifts. Admission to the family-friendly event and the Museum is free. (Donations to support the museum are always appreciated). For those who would like to take home a memento, commemorative mugs will be available with a $10 donation to the Museum.
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